What does the word scabbard mean?

Usage examples for scabbard

  1. Mahommed Gunga kicked his scabbard clear, and strode through the door. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  2. Down scabbard, and out sword! – Queen Mary and Harold by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  3. His revolver was in its scabbard over his left hip, but just out of view of the sentry. – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock